Last night we performed the third in our series of four concerts at the Abdinghofkirche in Paderborn, Germany. Once again we had a large and enthusiastic audience and the church was beautifully decorated inside with tall Christmas trees, a glorious Star of Bethlehem, and a large, lifelike nativity scene (or “Krippe,” auf Deutsch).
I especially want to thank the wonderful Music Director of the Abdinghofkirche, Martin Hoffmann, for all of his assistance with the preparations for the concert. He is an enormously gifted musician and Paderborn is lucky to have him!
Everyone has been asking me to post more video so here are several excerpts from last night’s concert (scroll down below). Be sure to check out Reinhard Ehritt’s gorgeous playing in the Albinoni Concerto. What a fantastic musician he is! It is such a privilege for me to play these concerts with him.
We are off the next two days and then we travel to Leipzig on Friday for the final concert on Saturday in the historic Thomaskirche (where J.S. Bach worked for most of his life) on Saturday.
Elisa Koehler is Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Formerly the Director of the Center for Dance, Music, and Theatre at Goucher College and the Music Director and Conductor of the Frederick Symphony Orchestra, she is a professional conductor, trumpeter, and author. Dr. Koehler has performed on both modern and period instruments with the Bach Sinfonia, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Washington Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, Baltimore’s Bach Concert Series, and as the leader of Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band. Her publications include two books: Fanfares and Finesse: A Performer’s Guide to Trumpet History and Literature (Indiana University Press) and A Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player (Rowman & Littlefield), numerous articles on historic brass for the ITG Journal, and new performing editions of the Haydn and Hummel trumpet concerti for Carl Fischer Music. She was named a Distinguished Alumna by the University of Tennessee in 2009 and elected to the Board of Directors of the International Trumpet Guild in 2017. In 2014 Dr. Koehler received Goucher College's highest faculty honor, the Caroline Doebler Bruckerl Award, which recognizes an exemplary faculty member in the areas of scholarship, teaching, and service. She earned a doctorate in orchestral conducting from the Peabody Conservatory, a master’s degree in trumpet performance from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and bachelor’s degrees in both music education and performance from Peabody.
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5 thoughts on “Concert in Paderborn”
Wow! How gorgeous! I’m speechless with pride.
Loved watching and listening to the videos. Hope there can also be some videos from Leipzig.
Absolutely amazing! We loved watching these videos. Wonderful job! Good luck on the final concert! 🙂
Excellent performances! We really enjoyed listening – felt like we were there. what wonderful acoustics to show off the beautiful music provided by all!
Fabulous performances! Loved the U Tubes. It all looks like a fairy tale.